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Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs Seeks Nominees

The Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs Awards is looking for nominees for their 5th annual awards ceremony. Viable candidates must be advocates in the Latino Community and exemplify leadership, initiative, advocacy, and dedication in Monroe county.There will be four categories of awards: The Latino Leader Award, Outstanding Latino High School Senior Award, Community Organization/Agency Award and The Latino Community …

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Better Beware! – Password!

Staying safe online requires passwords — probably many of them — and the problem of choosing and remembering good ones is getting worse and worse. Here are some things to think about and try.

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Board of Zoning Appeals Denies Brewer’s Request

The control the city of Bloomington government exercises over housing near IU was demonstrated last week at a meeting of the city Board of Zoning Appeals. Local property owner Derk Brewer asked the Board for permission to have more than three unrelated adults live in his house on State Road 46. According to Planning and Transportation Director Tom Micuda, the …

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Fair Labor Initiative Gains Support of Local Restaurants

The Bloomington Human Rights Commission is continuing to encourage fair labor practices in local restaurants. Since the Commission began the Fair Labor Initiative in December, the program has gained the support of more than 30 local eateries. Participating restaurants have pledged they will comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act, including minimum wage, overtime, tip-paying and record-keeping requirements. They also …

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Daily Local News – July 1, 2015

The Bloomington Human Rights Commission is continuing to encourage fair labor practices in local restaurants; The control the city of Bloomington government exercises over housing near IU was demonstrated last week at a meeting of the city Board of Zoning Appeals; The Bloomington 4th of July Parade takes place this Saturday beginning at 10 am; The Commission on Hispanic and …

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Interchange – What Makes Us Vulnerable: The Essential Ellen Willis

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Our topic for the next hour is the cultural and critical writing of Ellen Willis who was the New Yorker‘s first rock critic and the cofounder of the radical feminist group the Redstockings. Her essays have been described as always unsettling, combining passion and moral clarity, espresso for the feminist soul, and relevant as ever, with a continuing influence on …

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The Vast Influence of Indiana University’s Collins Living Learning Center

To any Indiana University outsider, the Collins Residence Center is just like any other residence hall. However the residence hall made the news last year when transgender actress and former IU student Laverne Cox said she switched from another dormitory to Collins Living and Learning Center for a more welcoming atmosphere. WFHB wanted to find out what makes Collins different …

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Daily Local News – June 30, 2015

Professional rescuers and volunteers continued the search for eighteen year old Marina Boelter last weekend; IU’s Maurer School of Law announced last week that they will be opening a new clinic to help Monroe County veterans denied benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs; A new poll from Bellwether Research shows bad news for Governor Mike Pence; The Monroe County …

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Bring It On! – June 29, 2015

William Hosea and Doris Sims welcome Cornelius Wright and Beverly Calender-Anderson. PART ONE On tonight’s show, William and Doris welcome B.I.O. contributors Cornelius Wright and Beverly Calender-Anderson, as we host a roundtable discussion of the recent current events affecting the African-American community nationwide so far this summer. PART TWO Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American …

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SCOTUS Overturns Power Plant Polution Regulations

Today the U.S. Supreme Court overturned an environmental rule meant to reduce pollution from power plants. News Director Joe Crawford spoke with Hoosier Environmental Council Director Jesse Kharbanda about how the ruling could affect Indiana. We bring you that conversation for today’s WFHB community report.

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